Elon Musk attends Heidi Klum’s 2022 Hallowe’en Party at Cathedrale at Moxy Hotel on October 31, 2022 in New York City.
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Tech billionaire Elon Musk was met with a mix of boos and cheers from an viewers at a Dave Chappelle comedy present Sunday night time.
The comic introduced Tesla CEO Musk out on the stage at a particular Punchline Comedy Club occasion on Dec. 11 on the Chase Center in San Francisco.
In a video shared on Twitter, the gang might be heard jeering Musk, whose latest buy of the social media platform has attracted criticism on account of issues about mass layoffs and looser content material moderation.
“Ladies and gentlemen, make some noise for the richest man in the world,” Chappelle tells the viewers. Numerous viewers members cheered — although there was additionally a loud refrain of boos, too.
“You weren’t expecting this, were you?” Musk tells Chappelle following the boos.
Chappelle responds: “It sounds like some of those people you fired are in the audience.”
Later within the video, Chappelle says: “All these people that are booing, I’m just pointing out the obvious — they have terrible seats in the stadium.”
The proprietor of the video that was posted on Twitter seems to have had their account suspended or has taken it down, with a message studying: “This Tweet is from an account that no longer exists.”
Twitter, which laid off a number of communications staffers in its transfer to chop roughly half its workforce, was not instantly accessible for remark when contacted by CNBC.
Twitter person James Yu, who says he was on the Chappelle present, tweeted: “A good 80% of the stadium boos. 18k people.”
“Dave gave him so many chances to speak but he just put his hands in his pockets,” Yu added.
“I actually felt bad for him. I’m by no means an Elon fanboy, more a centrist. I wanted to shake him: for the love of god man, say something and pretend it’s a tweet!!”
Musk drew criticism for a Sunday tweet focusing on Anthony Fauci, the outgoing U.S. chief medical advisor who was the face of the White House’s response to Covid-19. The tweet added gasoline to the hearth of a wave of on-line abuse and conspiracies directed on the veteran immunologist.
The Tesla chief — who as soon as predicted the Covid pandemic would finish in April 2020 — has repeatedly slammed the technique of utilizing lockdowns to stem the unfold of the coronavirus.
In the tweet, Musk mocked using pronouns to confer with an individual’s gender. “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci,” the billionaire tweeted.
Several Twitter customers decried the tweet’s transphobic connotations. Chappelle has himself been the goal of criticism for making transphobic jokes in his Netflix stand-up particular “The Closer.”
Correction: This story has been up to date to right the spelling of Dave Chappelle’s identify.